My daughter recently started having seizures in the car when there is intermittent rain. (soaking rain is not an issue) I am wondering if it's a visual disruption issue from the rain drops or the windshield wipers. Such an odd trigger that I was wondering if anyone else ever had a similar response.
I'm happy to hear that:) she can do anything she puts her mind too!!! I remember feeling the same way, alone with unease about the future. And I know, the seizures feel like a set back, but she will be much more "further ahead" in the long run. She's gone through so much at such a young age. Something most people could never imagine. And after going through all that, she is better prepared to tackle other obstacles. And she will have more compassion for others. And more motivation to find what she loves and decides to do (career wise or not). And will have higher amounts of self confidence. I know how this all sounds, but it really changed my way of thinking. It was challenging at the time, and still is. But it's actually given me a more positive outlook about things. If she can tackle epilepsy she can tackle anything!
I was just reading your string @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member I had my first seizure at 16 years of age and wasn't able to drive for three years but I was able to go to college, get married, birth and raise two children and had seiziure control for 35 years. Take it one day at a time!
I just told my daughter about your story and she is so excited! She wanted me to ask you if you were able to drive or go to college with your seizures.
I've had obscure triggers before. Those air hockey tables at arcades that are fluorescent purple and green get me going, for one, so I'd vouch for the strange fact that a lot of us are effected by odd, unexpected triggers!
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